The American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Francisco chapter and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Pilot Program, in partnership with the University of California, Merced, are pleased to announce the upcoming Architecture at Zero 2012 zero net energy design competition. The competition team is extending this invitation to encourage the participation of advanced architecture, planning and urban design studios in this unique event that explores the cutting edge of energy efficient design. Up to $25,000 in total prizes will be awarded among student and professional entries.
The Architecture at Zero competition supports an action plan of the California Public Utilities Commission for all new residential construction in California to be zero net energy by 2020 and for all new commercial construction to be zero net energy by 2030. The competition is targeted to raise awareness of ZNE design strategies and building technologies among the architectural design community.
For more information on Architecture at Zero 2011 and updates on the 2012 competition, visit www.architectureatzero.com.